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What are the odds of getting a "bad" Wiley Clapp GP100 if I order one?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by nsl, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. nsl

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    Can't find them anywhere local, so I am thinking of ordering one. Thing is, I'm scared of getting one with a canted barrel, crooked sights, bad crown, etc, that Ruger and S&W seemed to be plagued with these days. Would it being a Wiley Clapp model lessen the chances of it being bad? Can't have a $700 piece of junk.
     
  2. countrygun

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    Let me put it in a different light and from my perspective of decades of Ruger ownership

    I have never gotten a bad Ruger but I know problems can happen for any manufacturer. I do know that Ruger is good, from the rare reportsof others about correcting problems.

    A "Bad" model of a special run would be really unusual. That I can tell you, but again it does happen. I bought one of the early flat top .44 specials and it was the best fitting and finished SA Ruger I have ever seen from the factory. OTOH I did "Hear" on the 'net of some people having finish problems but i was never able to find decent substantiation. I would be as sure of a Ruger "Wiley Clapp" as any handgun coming out of any factory and more than most of them at that.
     


  3. GlockFish

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    I agree with countrygun - I'd say your odds are about zero. And if there was something wrong with it, Ruger would make it right.
     
  4. KingWalleye

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  5. bac1023

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  6. Agree with the forum. the Sturm Ruger company of today is as good as they have ever been, and are constantly turning out quality stuff. Old Bill was a genius but he took the wrong side of the AWB and the company fell out of favor.

    One thing to consider, though. This gun is probably warranted by TALO, first, and Ruger second, since they did the modifications and upgrades.

    http://www.americanrifleman.org/m-articlepage.aspx?id=4007&cid=26

    Being a modified, custom gun, I'd be totally confident they started with a perfect gun before their mods...wouldn't make sense for them not to.



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